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Thursday, November 7 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Seed and Story Swap

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Seed and Story Swap will be happening at Greater Newark Conservancy (32 Prince St. Newark, NJ 07103). Transportation will NOT be provided unless you are part of the Newark Urban Food System Tour.
Come exchange seed and story with us. This is a seed swap and conversation to encourage and celebrate sharing and saving of seed across our region. We will exchange seed, get tips for saving seeds, and help build & maintain our community-controlled seed supply by sharing with each other. We will share stories of the importance of seed saving, and of the foods and medicines our people have been growing in this city over the generations and the work to carry it on now. We will focus on the communities of color in NYC, our own communities and ancestry as Black & Latinx women working with seed, and are excited to expand and exchange across the region beyond NYC.

The seeds we share today are our living archive, tools and sacred bits of life that help us connect to our histories and build our sovereign futures. When we control and share seed, we shape our own lives and ensure that we will have seed to all work from the next season, year, and generation.
This is a SEED SWAP. Please BRING SEED to share with others! We welcome growers of all levels of experience but with a commitment to grow and care for the seeds you go home with!

We work with the Ethnobotany Project NYC, which is growing and connecting people back to the ancestral foodways of New York City thru history, education, and seed. We are stewarding a teaching garden and seed library, and building skills and community around seed sovereignty in New York City.Come create and share with us!

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Jacqueline Pilati

Founder, Reclaim Seed NYC
Science teacher, seedkeeper, and storyteller connecting people to plants and places through food and history.

Thursday November 7, 2019 2:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Greater Newark Conservancy

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